Since leaving Ireland 14 years ago, Aonghus Kelly (pictured above with his girlfriend) has lived in New Zealand, Bosnia, and the UK, working as a prosecution lawyer on war crimes, organised crimes and terrorism cases.

I have been living away from Ireland now for 12 of the last 14 years. To paraphrase Dickens, it has been the best of times and the worst of times. (...)

Alan and Gerry Keery run the Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch. Anti-gentrification protesters told them to get out.

Last September, in the Shoreditch district of London’s East End, an angry, masked crowd numbering hundreds of people, some of whom brandished pigs’ he(...)

Wormwood Scrubs: There are 950-1,000 Irish prisoners in various British jails, mostly in England. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA

On January 25th, 1985, an ad appeared on the classifieds page of this newspaper seeking a coordinator for am organisation called the Irish Commission (...)

US singer Don McLean pictured in  Dublin in May 2015. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested in Maine on a domestic violence charge. Jail supervisor Corporal Brad Woll said Mr McLean was arrest(...)

Coolevin Road is a cul-de-sac. Quiet, with a peaceful air about it, it is hidden away between Camden Street and Clanbrassil Street and is a short t(...)

Masked protesters are stopped by a police line during the Million Mask March on Thursday night  in London. The annual anti-establishment protest is organised by activist group Anonymous. Photograph: Getty

Three police officers are being treated in hospital after being injured during an anti-capitalist march in central London. The Metropolitan Police sai(...)

‘O, Mary, this London’s a wonderful sight,” sings the well-known citizen of Co. Down who, however, still would far rather be where the mountains of(...)

Enda Murray: ‘It was not until I moved from the UK that I realised how the pervasive anti-Irish feeling had been impacting on my life.’

I saw a film at the Galway Film Fleadh last year which got me thinking. One of the characters in the movie had got into strife and made the decisio(...)

Getty’s  new chief executive hopes to multiply revenue streams for the picture licensing group. Photograph: Miles Willis/Getty Images

Dawn Airey, who recently quit as head of European operations at Yahoo, has been appointed chief executive of Getty Images, the picture licensing group(...)

The Pepper Pot Cafe in the Powerscourt Towncentre: home of excellent eggs

Now that the country has regained most of its faculties after the Electric Picnic you’ll have noticed that the summer – soggy as it was – is well and (...)